Economic indicators

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901996

Commentary

15 Feb 2018

Wages have collapsed Malcolm Turnbull. Not necessarily for anything he has done or not done, but fixing it and ameliorating the pain is today’s pressing issue, writes John Wanna.

Research report

12 Feb 2018

This paper provides a broad overview of Victoria’s economy using key indicators. The indicators used aim to measure different aspects of the economy and specific economic trends. Data and trends are also compared to other states and territories in order to assess Victoria’s economic position...

Report

12 Feb 2018

Road crashes impose intangible, financial and economic costs to society. These costs include reduced quality of life, reduced productivity and medical and other resource costs. The Ministry of Transport updates the social cost of road crashes and injuries annually to allow comparison of the costs...

Report

9 Feb 2018

The State of the Nation report this year is the eleventh report the Salvation Army’s Social Policy Parliamentary Unit has completed. New Zealand as a nation has changed in many ways over this time and each of these reports have served as markers along the...

Report

7 Feb 2018

One focus of this paper is on the fiscal incentives faced by state governments and how these incentives cause regulatory problems. This suggests reforms to the federation, worthwhile for many reasons, will also assist in cutting back Australia’s red tape burden.

Report

5 Feb 2018

AI, robotics and other forms of smart automation have the potential to bring great economic benefits, contributing up to $15 trillion to global GDP by 2030 according to this analysis. This extra wealth will also generate the demand for many jobs, but there are also...

Report

2 Feb 2018

Australia’s sound governance, political stability and transparent regulatory system build economic resilience and minimise sovereign risk. In an uncertain world, Australia is a safe and secure place to invest and do business.

Working paper

17 Jan 2018

Using new cross-country survey and experimental data, we investigate if it is possible to increase people’s support for the national government to address inequality through redistribution by providing them with information about inequality and social mobility in their country.

Draft report

14 Dec 2017

This draft report aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.

Report

11 Dec 2017

This report tracks Tasmania’s progress towards the attainment of improved results in jobs, construction, exports, new businesses, housing, health status and educational achievement.

Report

8 Dec 2017

The Performance Framework allows users to track the performance of cities across key measures: jobs and skills; infrastructure and investment; liveability and sustainability; innovation and digital opportunities; governance, planning and regulation; and housing.

Report

8 Dec 2017

Despite impressive economic performance, Vietnam’s strong trade and investment gains have yet to fully overcome the vestiges of its economic past.

Report

7 Dec 2017

The purpose of these reports is to provide additional detail on the impacts of economic scenarios on the medium-term budget position, including the effects on major revenue and expenditure areas of the budget.

Report

5 Dec 2017

This research suggests that in 2016-17, Sydney and Melbourne drove the national economy, while Perth is in recession.

Report

3 Dec 2017

Is competitive pressure in Australia weak? How costly to Australia is market power? This report assesses the evidence and proposes policies to increase competitive pressure.

Report

28 Nov 2017

This report argues that Australia will have to develop its multi-modal transport solutions, with light and heavy rail as its spine, to provide the solutions that Australia needs in shaping our cities and our regions into the future.

Research report

24 Nov 2017

Australia’s 2.2 million small to medium enterprises (SMEs) employ two thirds of Australian workers and create a substantial proportion of new jobs. Ensuring that businesses have access to capital is important for the growth of their businesses and to create jobs in the economy.

Research report

23 Nov 2017

It is well recognised that gambling can result in diverse negative consequences for many gamblers, as well as those around them and the broader community. This study aimed only to assess the costs associated with gambling.

Report

20 Nov 2017

Australia could miss out on 20,000 potential jobs in the electricity sector under the federal government’s projections for the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG), according to this report.

Research report

17 Nov 2017

This statistical snapshot seeks to update the contribution of small businesses to the Australian economy.